Parents are their children’s first educators. At Bright Star, we strive to work in partnership with parents to promote their child’s development. We value a partnership built on trust, two-way communication, sharing of goals and knowledge, the provision of information and resources, and having opportunities to make joint decisions about the education and care that children will receive.
Our Learning Journey board is prominently displayed and regularly updated to show the Centre programme and children’s learning activities. Programme planning is based on children’s current interests. It aims to enrich, extend and enhance children’s learning in different curriculum areas.
Each child has a profile book which documents his or her learning and development. The profile book includes observations shared from home and the Centre, in the form of anecdotal learning stories, as well as artwork and photos. The profile book provides a basis for assessing your child’s interest, strength and needs. Together, parents and teachers develop goals that are best for the individual child. Parents and whānau are welcome to involve themselves in this ongoing assessment by providing input and feedback.
You are encouraged to discuss your child’s development with teachers informally. We will also provide opportunities each year for you to meet with us to discuss your child’s progress. We are happy to meet with you at any other time, as the need arises.